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Do not drive vehicles through flooded areas. The water depth and road condition may be unsafe. Additional information is available at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/ Stay tuned for further updates by listening to NOAA weather radio... or your local radio and TV stations.

Please carefully read each posted Warning and Alert as it relates to the area(s) being affected. We provide a wider range of issued warnings for surrounding cities and counties, so some alerts may not directly impact this location. This is done to help with preparing for severe weather that may overlap or be heading towards Cantwell.

Use the Radar Maps link provided to understand the trajectory of a storm.

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued June 22 at 1:39PM AKDT until June 22 at 10:00PM AKDT by NWS Anchorage AK

* Winds...Northeast 12 to 20 mph. Gusts to 25 mph, with locally higher speeds near the Copper River. * Timing...Until 10 PM AKDT This evening. * Relative Humidity...As low as 20 percent. * Temperatures...75 to 83 degrees. * Location...Primarily from Glennallen north through Paxon and northeast through Mentasta Pass. Northern Susitna Valley, primarily north of Talkeetna through to the Denali Highway. * Impacts...Rapid ignition, growth and spread of fires will be possible.

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Area
Copper River Basin; Susitna Valley

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory issued June 22 at 9:46AM AKDT until June 24 at 7:00PM AKDT by NWS Juneau AK

Continued warm daytime and overnight temperatures have continued the melting of high elevation snowpack and glacier ice to produce minor flooding along the Chilkat River. These warm temperatures will persist through the weekend and some rainfall on Sunday will allow for continued melt to keep the Chilkat River elevated near or above minor flood stage. * WHAT...Flooding caused by snowmelt continues. * WHERE...The Chilkat River near areas around Mile Post 14 and 24 of the Haines Highway, near Klukwan and the Chilkat River Bridge. * WHEN...Until 700 PM AKDT Monday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 936 AM AKDT, River gauge reports indicate rises in water levels from snowmelt in areas around mile post 14 and 24 of the Haines Highway, near Klukwan and the Chilkat River Bridge. Minor flooding is ongoing, especially near the Chilkat River. - Daily crests are expected in the morning hours through the weekend due to diurnal temperature trends and some rainfall on Sunday. Please send reports of impacts and pictures of those impacts with specific location information to the National Weather Service forecast office in Juneau (juneau.weather@noaa.gov), X, or Facebook. - For Chilkat River at Klukwan: At 9:00am Saturday the stage was 126.3 feet. Flood Stage is 126.0 feet. Forecast: A crest around 126.9 feet is expected around 5:00am Monday morning due to a combo of snowmelt and rainfall. Impacts: At 126.0 feet: Bankfull stage. Water will begin to flood backyards along the Chilkat River in the village of Klukwan. At 126.5 feet: Expect flooding of yards and bank erosion near the Jilkaat Kwan Cultural Heritage Center Campus Traditional Knowledge camp in the village of Klukwan. Water will flood lower elevations in backyards along the Chilkat River near Klukwan and start to impact some smokehouse and a river access road. - If you live near or along the Chilkat river, stay alert and be prepared to take action.

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Area
Haines Borough and Klukwan
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